Last name: Wright
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Sandy Shamp Snook
I am the grand daughter of Flossy Wright Shamp looking for Flossy's father and what happened to him.
I am a descendant of John Whitbread who was the first Wright, who helped Sir William Wallace defeat the English.
hello from meeeeeeeeeeeee !!!! All the way from Mississippi (: 15 Yearssss OLD ...
Hello from the wrights of paisley And the richardsonsof elderslie
Nikki wright from Canterbury uk!! :-)
Married to a Wright who's family emigrated to New York from England in early 1900's. Yes, we are always right!
Yo I'm travis wright from clover sc
From Lanee' Wright In North Carolina!
Mrs & Mr Wright from London & Jamaica!
Greetings from the Wrights of southern California. And salutations to my kin from Georgia
Hello from the Wright's in the Bahamas
hello im related to the wright brothers imlooking for a meaningfor my name but it isnt found in the internet im doing this for a english asignment.
Hello everyone Im Amy Wright..from Valparaiso Indiana!!
Hello fom the Wrights in north carolina
What part of North Carolina?
Hi, my name is Ben Wright as well, I was born in October in a place called Reading, Berkshire, England
Its funny, the number of American people who bear solid English names- like Wright who claim they are Irish or Scottish surnames because it is percieved of as more 'exotic' than the truth: that is that most of there ancestors happened to come from bog standard English Colonial stock. This is seen as very boring so they have to invent fanciful Gaelic conversions like Wright really being descended from Mr O'Wreachta who happened also to be a celtic tribal leader.. Rejoice in your Anglo-Saxon Name!!
Bob Wright and my ancestors came from Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent...BUT...unfortunately the church where the records were stored burned down and the records were lost. I had a friend go to London but could not make any connections with the family at the archive. Any suggestions are appreciated
Hi Cathy, any connection with Kelvedon Hall? It was in the family until 1922 I believe but may still have family ties, it is said to be haunted and has quite the little history. Sincerely, Tracey L. Wright
Cathy Louise Wright
Hello-- I am Cathy Louise Wright born in Fort Wayne Indiana and now living in Sussex, England. My father was Russell Wright and his father was John.
Hello From The Wright's in New Brunswick,Canada :)
hello from from the wrights in alabama.
My Dad's (Wright) a sister in Alabama :) Hi from the Wrights in maine.
Hello from another Wright in Alabama!
The scottish surname, is definitely connected to the McIntyre clan. There is also a separately originating name from england, wright, which originates from the olde english word for 'worker'. The evolution of names such as cart-worker and wheel-worker have created the surnames we now know as cartwright and wheelwright (or wainwright).
McIntyre is just a Gaelic term for a maker of things, the nearest meaning to Wright. Wright is an West Anglo-Saxon word ( otherwise called Old English) and is not Scottish. The idea that Scots would Anglocise their name is fanciful. The earliest Wrights all came from England and the earliest mention of it in Scotland is some hundred years later.
Bernie, you are so wrong. Many Highland Gaelic clans had their surnames Anglicized e.g. Mac Il seathanaich to Shaw, Mac a ghobhainn to Smith etc. I do believe Wright, like Taylor and Smith would be an Anglicized cersion of a Highland trade.
BTW Bernie, before you ask, yes, I am a Scot.
Miss E Wright
i dont no what my first name is and i work at st wilfrids c e acadamy i posted om this yesturday and i will at random times of the year everyone at my school thinks im a witch because im nice and i never shout. i love my surname wright. it is weird because i am left handed and im always wrong and i hate writing i have no family tho
The first Wright was John of Bayeaux Normandy. Given the title Wryta, a Saxon word denoting craftsman, by Robert Duke of Normandy to his armourer. John's 5 sons also received the designation. The sons went to England with Duke William in 1066. One Wryta was Williams body guard and all ended up being knighted.
Why would John of Bayeaux in Normandy (where French is spoken) be given a foreign Anglo Saxon title/name prior to the Norman Conquest? Doesn't make sense.
Think you will find that the origins of the name wright was also in cumbria a very common revier surname.
I don't mean to be critical, but this website constantly has errors regarding Scottish surnames. I've been aware of several Scottish surnames being mistaken for English and Irish on surnamedb.com I can assure you that the surname Wright originates from the Scottish Borders and is closely related to Clan MacKintyre / McIntyre
Would the Surname Cartwright (Scottish) as well originate with Clan MacKintyre/McIntyre?
The word Wright is Anglo-Saxon not Gaelic! There is a clue in the name... Anglo-Saxon is sometimes referred to as Old English. It is English and is documented some hundred years earlier than the first mention of it in Scotland. The earliest Scottish Wrights would have been settlers/inheritors of lands from England. McIntyre is the Gaelic term for maker of things, every language will have a similar word... Cartwright is what it says... It's an English name. The idea that Scots would Anglocise their names at a time when they were constantly at war with the English is fanciful...there seems to be a desire by North Americans particularly to romantically attempt to link their ancestry to the Celtic countries of Ireland and Scotland, why I don't know. Be proud of your English roots....
Jeffrey Philemon Wright
I was born in Canada and am an ancestor of Philemon Wright, who was one of the early settlers in the Ottawa valley. Originally his family came from Hull in England, then settled in New England and eventually moved up to Canada. He founded Hull Quebec (formally Wrightstown and now known as Gatineau) and there is a High School that carries his name. A funny historical anecdote is he once had a controlling interest in Sparks Street in Ottawa (in the district of the Canadian Parliament) but lost it in a gambling debt...
My surname is wright my girlfriend surname is Jeffery and we are both born in June reading through the description of my surname it looks like fate
my name is wright! whoop! god, its mundane, my mothers maiden name is Lamagna, that rocksss!! x